Tehran Art School

An educational complex in the uptown Tehran for graphics and architecture students. This complex is designed to inspire and transform students by the inclusion of additional facilities to distinguish it from existing art schools in Tehran. My goal here was to design an inspirational environment for the next generations of architects, as a personal tribute to the exciting field that transformed me!

Design Process
Educational section stretches along the west-east axis to maximize the absorbed light. This spatial choice also reduces the noise disturbance from the busy main street. The educational section is elevated to provide access to the inner yard and create a sheltered gathering place for students. The body of public cultural and art section will provide the privacy from the crowded street while acting as a shield to protect it from western wind in winters as well as a barrier to reduce noise pollution.A flashback to Iran’s traditional architecture
Geometries of façades is inspired by ‘Sedari’, three doors, which is an Iranian traditional architectural element. Sedari is an aesthetic modular pattern for the façade with three openings. Analogous styles with five or seven openings are also common in Iranian architecture. This provided an opportunity to combine local classical styles with the modern design elements of this building. Various parts of the design manifest such spatial patterns (i.e. division of glass surfaces with four columns and placing of other openings into groups of three).